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Below is a statement from Scottish Swimming on its Mobile Phone Policy
Scottish Swimming has been dealing with a growing number of mobile phone related incidents over the past year, with a significant increase of incidents in the last month. In the main these incidents are taking place in changing rooms, many of them are becoming police matters and the repercussions are significant for those members involved.
Scottish Swimming has a very clear Mobile Phone Policy, please see link below, in particular the Policy states that there are ‘mobile phone free’ areas which include Changing Rooms, Toilets and Showers – the policy is clear that there is a zero tolerance approach to use of phones in these areas. The policy applies during all club activities including training and competition, regardless of the venue.
Can you please ensure all members are aware of this policy and have signed up to it. Importantly can you make sure parents are also aware of the policy and the growing issue that we are facing, the consequences for their children can be significant if the rules are broken.
Chief Executive Officer
Scottish Swimmings Mobile Phone Policy can be found here.
Amanda (our Child Protection Officer) will co-ordinate the distribution and signing of this policy after the summer break.
Please note that there is also a Safer Internet guide here which contains useful info on the more popular social media platforms that children use.
Rutherglen ASC will be running our first annual Swimfest on the 8th-9th of October 2016 at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow. The Potential Entries will be coming out soon, until then here is more information about Swimfest
We all love our sport, so we are trying to present a new style of aquatic event and play our part in bringing the 21st century into swimming. We hope that Swimfest will be the start of something more and play a part in making our sport more dynamic and attractive in a more relaxed and less intimidating environment.
Lindsay has uploaded some guidance on the events coming up this Autumn and which Meets the swimmer should be aiming for:
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Lindsay has uploaded a notice about the Kilmarnock Centenary Gala on the 14th August: Please log in to see more
The following swimmers have been entered in the Scottish Open Water Championships. Anyone 12 or over, not on this list who wants a challenge and wants to enter please email Lindsay asap.
Entries have to be in by 16th July.
Below is from John Deans about managing or coaching for the district
Below are Notices of Interest for DRP Team Managers and DRP Assistant Coaches for West District for the 2016/17 session.
West District’s responsibility to the DRP is to provide 4 Team Managers and we struggle every year. Coaching is managed via Scottish Swimming but local Coaches as strongly encouraged to support the programme by participating as Assistant Coaches.
HELP your District.
See Lindsay if you are interested. Applications need to be in by July 22nd.
The potential entries for the West District Sprint & Relay Championship on August 27th-28th are now available:
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You should receive an email if your swimmer is a potential entry.
Lindsay has uploaded some new notices:
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Saturday Junior and Senior Performance training at the Dollan is at 16.00, particularly for those competing at the Scottish Nationals next week at Tollcross.
Adam would like to thank everyone who sponsored him for the Glasgow Men’s 10k which he did on Sunday.
He managed to raise almost £500 for this great charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.
Also a thank you to Wright Sports (our kit supplier) for their generous sponsorship.
You can sponsor Adam online using the link below.
The results from last weekends Clyde Coast Meet have been uploaded to the usual places.
If anyone knows where the Rascal mascots are, please let the front desk or Jacqueline Wilkie know. There are two mascots: the big one and a little one that used to live in the cabinet trophy.
The results and records from last weekends Cumbernauld Meet have been uploaded to the usual places.
The bus back from Ayr is expected back about 2:45pm.